Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
October 29, 2018

Provincial Government Acknowledges Republic Day of Turkey

The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, wishes Turkish Newfoundlanders and Labradorians a happy Republic Day.

On October 29, 1923, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk declared the Turkish state a republic. The holiday is celebrated throughout Turkey and by Turkish people around the world with parades, special performances, wreath layings, and fireworks.

The Provincial Government acknowledges cultural holidays and events of its residents, a key commitment in The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This collaborative, partnership-driven immigration action plan delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“It is my pleasure to wish Turkish Newfoundlanders and Labradorians a happy Republic Day. The historic ties between Newfoundland and Labrador and Turkey are visible throughout the province through high school cultural exchanges and street names such as The Dardanelles, Suvla, and Gallipoli, as they are in the celebrations Turkish Newfoundlanders and Labradorians mark in the province throughout the year. Soon our two governments will further strengthen ties by establishing the final monument in the Trail of the Caribou, marking sites of significance across Europe for the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Media contact
Ryan Crocker
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
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ryancrocker@gov.nl.ca

2018 10 29                              4:00 p.m.